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A Participant-Generated Model of Intercultural Friendship Formation, Development, and Maintenance Between Taiwanese and Chinese Students

Abstract This dissertation aimed to identify the factors that facilitated the friendship initiation, development, and maintenance between Taiwanese and Chinese students and the influential relationship among those factors. Nine Taiwanese and nine Chinese students studying at one Taiwanese university were recruited for this study. The Chinese students were in Taiwan for at least two years. The participants were friends with the other party for at least 8 months. This study was divided into three stages. In the first stage, participants were required to provide factors that facilitated their friendship with the other party. Fifty ideas were collected. In the second stage, participants were asked to clarify those factors and then categorize those facto... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Chen, Tzu-Chiao (Author) / Broome, Benjamin (Advisor) / Martin, Judith (Committee member) / Romero, Mary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / China / Friendship Formation / Intercultural Communication / Interpretive Structure Modeling / Taiwan
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 166 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Communication 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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